About Soulshine RETREATS

Built on passion, expertise and a whole heap of love


Our Soulshine Story

Soulshine Retreats was founded by Soulla Demetriou in 2013. Since discovering Yoga on a South American adventure, Soulla has been fascinated by the powerful physiological, psychological and spiritual effects a Yoga and Meditation practice can offer. It was the incredible impact that these practices had on her own life that lead her to give up a  career in marketing and surrender fully to a beautiful journey of learning and self-discovery.

This journey has taken her around the world on many a wild adventure, during which time she has clocked up over 1000-hours in Yoga Teacher Trainings encompassing Mindfulness, Yin Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Mood Management. More recently Soulla has trained as a Transformational Life-Coach and developed a range of Shine Bright Coaching Programmes. She is currently training as an Internal Family Systems Practitioner.

As someone who suffered from Anxiety in her twenties and went through the very bumpy terrain of a major life overhaul in her early-thirties, Soulla has journeyed deeply, and often through the 'shadow side' to explore, experience and discover practices that support us in our pursuit of happiness and peace.

It was through her own journey, the highs and the lows, that the desire for Soulshine Retreats and all that it encompasses was born. She is an ardent believer in cultivating a compassionate approach for taking our happiness and our destiny into our own hands in order to live life fully and joyfully and believes that we all hold the innate potential for healing.

Soulla holds a deep desire to share the skills that she has learnt on her journey in an utterly digestible way to hopefully help others in their pursuit of peace, fulfilment, joy and happiness. She hopes to provide the skills through her work and that of her dedicated and passionate Soulshine Team to bring positive transformation into the world so that each and every one of us can embrace our full potential and find the happiness and freedom that exists within us all. Quite simply, to shine bright!

Soulshine Retreats Vision

Soulshine Retreats provide the perfect opportunity to explore, develop and deepen your Yoga and Meditation practice whilst gaining a greater understanding of Holistic healing, all within exceptional, inspiring and fabulously fun environments around the world.

Much more than simply a ‘yoga holiday’, the entire ethos and dream for Soulshine Retreats and all that it encompasses, is to provide healing, empowering and utterly digestible life-changing skills and experiences that allow individuals to embrace positive transformation and live to their greatest, healthiest and most joyful potential.

Our vision is to support people towards achieving their optimum in emotional, physical and spiritual health so that they can live their life to its full potential. Quite simply, to shine bright!

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Our Soulshine Promise 

Here at Soulshine HQ, our goal is to utterly pamper and care for you before, during & after your Soulshine Retreat, so that you don’t need to think about a thing other than relaxing and enjoying yourself.


Prior to your retreat the Soulshine Bookings Team will look after your booking, ensuring that all the logistics and travel run smoothly and that you know exactly what to pack, where to be and when! Our aim - to keep things as stress-free as possible!


During your retreat, your dedicated Soulshine Host will be on hand to wrap you up in love and ensure that you don't lift a finger. Our goal is to ensure that you feel utterly cared for so that you can switch off completely. Everything we do is with the intention of making you feel loved. We've been told that we're pretty good at it too!


Our love, care and support continues post-retreat with a Soulshine After-Care Pack jammed full of helpful information to continue on your Soulshine journey and the opportunity to continue working with Soulla either 1:1 via skype or telephone or through her workshops and events in London and beyond. Once you've been on a Soulshine Retreat, you're a fully fledged member of the Soulshine Gang for life! 

MEET Team Soulshine

Soulla Demetriou

Founder of Soulshine Retreats

 Yogini, dream-chaser, explorer, meditator, eternal student, ocean-lover, mountain adventurer and Founder of Soulshine Retreats, Soulla’s goal is to inspire people to embrace their full potential and find the happiness and freedom that exists within us all, whilst having a whole heap of fun along the way!

You’ll find Soulla leading the our Shine Bright Programme and Pure Soulshine Retreats in Ibiza, offering 1:1 Shine Bright Coaching Programmes and leading our UK Workshops.

Lauren Brown

Head of Soulshine Bookings & Operations 

Lauren is an organisational demon and on hand to ensure that every stage of your Soulshine booking runs as smoothly as possible. There are no such things as silly questions - from the moment you connect with us, Lauren wants you to feel the full Soulshine love! 

Rich Woodall

Retreat Manager & Yoga Teacher Extraordinaire

A yogi, a writer, a thinker, a seeker of calm, of peace. A lover of stillness and breath, of the ocean and nature. Rich loves seeing people where ever they are in their spiritual journey, embracing the dance. Inspiration for Rich comes when people find the moment they can tune into their super bright, true core awesomeness.

You’ll find him leading our Soulshine Snow Yoga Adventures in the Alps and Pure Soulshine Retreats in Ibiza

The Soulshine Holistic Wellness Team

Having been on a long journey of healing, learning and transformation herself, the founder of Soulshine Retreats Soulla, has a keen eye for exceptional healing talent. And ‘exceptional’ is what you can expect during your Soulshine Retreat. We’ve brought together a Soulshine Wellness Team comprised of passionate, skilled, highly qualified and incredibly authentic and caring Soulshine Yoga Teachers, Hosts and Wellness Experts – all sharing the intention of providing the most nurturing, healing, empowering and transformative bespoke Soulshine Retreat experience to each and every guest.